Musculoskeletal Health (Formerly Physical Therapy)

Mr. Magnus Aspdahl

Mr. Asphdahl currently works as a physiotherapist in Stockholm, Sweden in the hemophilia center of Astrid Lindgrens’s Children’s Hospital, Karolinska University Hospital. He completed his BSc in physiotherapy in 2010 and later completed his MSc in physiotherapy in 2017. Mr. Asphdahl has spent 5 of his 8 years of experience as a physiotherapist, working in hemophilia. He plans to bring light on ways that can improve the evaluation of children between the ages of 4-10 using the HJHS.

Key Publications

Comparison of joint status in children with haemophilia A using ultrasound and physical examination. Aspdahl M, Viljakainen H, Petrini P, Ranta S. European Journal of Physiotherapy. 2018;20(3):172-7.

Using routine Haemophilia Joint Health Score for international comparisons of haemophilia outcome: standardization is needed. Nijdam A, Bladen M, Hubert N, Pettersson M, Bartels B, van der Net J, LiesnerR, Petrini P, Kurnik K, Fischer K. Haemophilia. 2016 Jan;22(1):142-7. doi: 10.1111/hae.12755. Epub 2015 Jul 14

Current Positions/Chairs:

  • Physiotherapist
    Specialized in paediatrics at Astrid Lindgrens's Children's Hospital, Karolinska University Hospital.
  • Member
    EAHAD Physiotherapy committee, starting 2020

Key Institutions

  • Astrid Lindgrens's Childrens' Hospital
    Karolinska University Hospital

Research Activities

  • - Working with Dr. Pia Petrini and Dr. Ranta on his thesis which focuses on evaluation of the joint status in children with hemophilia, comparing point of care ultrasound and joint physical exam.

Research Interests

  • Mr. Asphdahl’s interest lies in haemophilia and he has taken numerous different courses dealing with musculoskeletal ultrasound.


October 15, 2020

Evaluating international Haemophilia Joint Health Score (HJHS) results combined with expert opinion: Options for a shorter HJHS.

Kuijlaars IAR, van der Net J, Feldman BM, Aspdahl M, Bladen M, de Boer W, CuestaBarriuso R, Matlary RED, Funk SM, Hilliard P, John JA, Kempton CL, de Kleijn P, MancoJohnson M, Petrini P, Poonnoose P, St-Louis J, Thomas S, Timmer MA, Trakymiene SS, van Vlimmeren L, Fischer K
Haemophilia. 2020 Oct 15. doi: 10.1111/hae.14180. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33058441.